April 26, 2010

Super Extreme DUI

In 2007, a new Arizona DUI legislation was signed into law; part of this legislation introduced a new DUI law Arizona attorneys have referred to as “Super” Extreme DUI. The language of the statute does not actually refer to the word “super”; most attorneys have simply adopted this name because of the harsh “super” jail sentence that can result from a conviction of this law.

To be convicted of Super Extreme DUI, a person must be proven to have been driving and have a blood alcohol concentration of .200 or above. The resulting jail term, which is only one of several penalties, is a minimum of 45 days even for first time offenders, making this one of the country’s most punitive laws for first time offenders. The good news regarding this statute is there are several cases currently challenging the legality of the statute.

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